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USPS to implement changes Jan. 27

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San Juan, PR, Retail Associate Jorge Ramon serves a customer recently. USPS will implement several price changes Jan. 27.

The Postal Service price changes that were approved last fall will take effect Sunday, Jan. 27.

Mailing Services product prices will rise approximately 2.5 percent.

Shipping Services price increases vary by product. For example, Priority Mail Express prices will increase 3.9 percent, while Priority Mail prices will increase 5.9 percent.

Here are the current and new prices:

  • First-Class Mail single-piece letters (1 ounce): 50 cents (current), 55 cents (new)
  • First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 21 cents (current), 15 cents (new)
  • First-Class Mail letters (metered 1 ounce): 47 cents (current), 50 cents (new)
  • First-Class Mail outbound international letters (1 ounce): $1.15 (no change from current price)
  • First-Class Mail domestic postcard stamps: 35 cents (no change from current price)
  • Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $7.20 (current), $7.90 (new)
  • Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $13.65 (current), $14.35 (new)
  • Priority Mail large flat-rate box: $18.90 (current), $19.95 (new)
  • Priority Mail Army/Air Post Office and Fleet Post Office large flat-rate box: $17.40 (current), $18.45 (new)
  • Priority Mail regular flat-rate envelope: $6.70 (current), $7.35 (new)
  • Priority Mail legal flat-rate envelope: $7 (current), $7.65 (new)
  • Priority Mail padded flat-rate envelope: $7.25 (current), $8 (new)

Also, effective Jan. 27, the “balloon pricing” that currently applies to retail and commercial Priority Mail zones 1-4 and to commercial Parcel Select (all zones and entries) will be eliminated, and the current dimensional (DIM) weighting provisions for retail and commercial Priority Mail zones 5-9 will be retained.

First-Class Package Service will move from a weight-based product to a zone-based and weight-based product.

Additionally, the Postal Service will defer implementation of new DIM weighting provisions for retail and commercial Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express and Commercial Parcel Select for all zones and entries. These DIM weighing provisions will be delayed until Sunday, June 23.

The PostalPro site has revised postage statements and an updated release overview, while a 2019 price change kit and other information will be posted soon to the Retail and Customer Service Operations Blue page.

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